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24 Irving Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138 – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 264 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Irving House at Harvard.
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Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
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From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! Up to three children under 7 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 15 per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 20 per night in an extra bed.
Free! One child under 4 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 264 reviews
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Score from 220 reviews Good
Located 2 miles from Harvard Square, this Cambridge, MA hotel features on-site dining and an indoor lap pool. Downtown Boston is 3 miles away.
Score from 263 reviews Very good
The decvor was very lovely - particularly the bathroom.
1. So close to the Harvard Squaire 2. Wonderful residential environment 3. Very relaxing atmosphere
1. Very old house needing care for house maintenance
Good value for the money, convenient location to Harvard (10 minute walk to Harvard Yard T station), pleasant walkable neighborhood. Homey and not fancy. Room is not big, but good enough for resting. B&B has nice outdoor shaded porches and indoor sitting rooms to relax and read, if desired. The included breakfast had good assortment of little breakfast egg pastries, cereals and fresh fruit, coffee, teas and juices, and there was ample room to sit.
Nothing I can think of.
The breakfast was excellent. Very clean. great location.
It was not portrayed as it appeared. I thought it would be more private and i though the room would be bigger. It was very very small.
It feels like staying in your own home.
... located very close to the Harvard campus (and Metro), a few minutes by walk. The room was wide, comfortable and nicely decorated. Nice staff and "green" management even in the details. Delicios and varied breakfast.
Some noise due (probably) to AC system and poor acoustic insulation of rooms. And the parking space is very, very tight. Even if in Cambridge MA, maybe too expensive for the category.
location, breakfast, large room (very clever arrangement with build-in bunk beds plus double bed.....very roomy), free parking, comfortable beds
The Irving House is a pretty good bed and breakfast with comfy rooms, good service, a lovely lounge with current magazines and newspapers, and two patios for relaxing. The free breakfast includes cereal, bagels, bread, pastries, fruit, tea and coffee. There was also free coffee all day with cake and cookies.
Although I had a nice stay, it was about twice as expensive as it should have been ($165 incl. tax per night). Unfortunately, all hotels in Cambridge hike prices like this in the peak summer season. The air conditioning is centrally controlled on each floor and set too cold; closing the vents in the room reduces the flow of cold air, but is pretty noisy. The (free) wifi is reasonable in central locations like the lounge, but it never worked reliably in my room (202).
Air conditioner was always on
Location to Harvard fantastic. Breakfast was wonderful. Staff was very helpful and friendly. They allowed for late check out. Relaxed atmosphere.
Parking was difficult. Walls were thin and could hear others talking at night. Room was warm but they did offer a fan and that helped.
location staff continental breakfast comfort
Clean- good breakfast- helpful staff
Room was so small- claustrophobic and Stuffy so we didn't sleep well. We couldn't move around the room without moving out of each other's way. I know rooms in Cambridge are smal, but this was ridiculously tiny. The room would have been more suitable for a single traveller.
Room, bed, breakfast offerings, location
Wi Fi slow, prices high but understand that´s the going rate in the area.
Irving House offered the comforts of home, considerate service, and a delightful decor. It is a place where thoughtfulness has driven the provision of facilities and the attitude of staff.i loved staying there.
Friendly staff, clean, neat and cosy room
The stairs are not ideal for travelers with big suitcases
Convenience to Harvard Cleanliness Friendliness of staff
Curbside appeal a bit disappointing.
My first room had paper thin walls. I couldn't stay asleep when my neighbors would speak. Otherwise it was perfect.
Location to Harvard was great! Walked everywhere.
I liked the fact that you could park...however, be careful. Parking lot is extremely tiny and they are not responsible for any damages. I scratched my car trying to squeeze into a normal spot. Lot is not big enough to turn and back into a spot!
Irving House's location is ideal for exploring the city by foot. Friendly, helpful staff are available and easy to work with. Room and (shared) bath were very clean and comfortable and surprisingly quiet. A great B&B.
Had a bit of an issue with the air conditioning. I'm not a big fan of AC. When I tried to close the vent, it made more noise. I tried angling the vent up but then the cold draft went straight up to the ceiling and then down to my head...I just pretended I was sleeping outside. Loved the eggs and fresh fruit at breakfast. However, I would have preferred an option of a strong, dark coffee instead of all the flavored stuff. I was in town for a rowing event and, like many athletes, like a strong cup of coffee early in the day.
Location was where I needed to be.
A/C did not seem to work sufficiently. Room very hot, and as the night went on, got even hotter. Not a lot of tables available for breakfast. No real interaction between "innkeepers" and guests.
awesome breakfast with organic milk products nice area where you can hear the birds in the morning close to Harvard University it was very clean and quite when I was there
it is quite some walk from the T-station better if you come with small luggage as the house has no elevator the people who work there are quite different I stayed only one night but I think I saw 6 different people at the reception, so it varies who you get if you ask something
The breakfast was wonderful along with the snacks in the afternoon; large selection of fresh breads, quiches, muffins, etc. Location was great; easy access to the T. Great walking neighborhood.
Parking was tight; if given the choice, take the smaller car.
Where should I start? It was an impressive place to stay in the Boston area. I would like to stay there again. I will certainly mention it to friends.
Breakfast is not set up for the traveler who needs/wishes to sleep in.
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